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Hi there, my name is Tony. Thanks for your question, I can help with it.
If you have maintained an area of land since 1980, and have demonstrated an intention that it's yours to the exclusion of others (which you do by maintaining it usually), then this is a very good indication that you will have become the onwer of the land. This happends after 12 years of you doing such things inconsistent with the rights of the true owner - i.e. maintaining it and exlcuding him/her from it in effect.
It's always a question of fact for the Court to determine whether you have maintained the land and excluded the true owner, but then it is in every case like this.
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Thanks would I have needed to posted any notices to ban parking or similar?
No, banning parking is a different issue to whether the land has become yours by adverse possession.
What if the council claim to have ownership?
If they owned it and you've acquired title by adverse possession, then it doesn't matter who owned it to start with. Adverse possession works against council property too. So I don't see that it makes a difference to the answer.
Hello I've spoken with the Land Registry and they state that if Adverse possession is granted as the land is showing as unregistered I would have to wait 10 (ten) years for it to be legally mine Is this correct??
K R Wil Miller